SWAINSBORO, Ga.- Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of Hollis Jack Stephens, age 86, on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the Lakeside Resthome in Swainsboro, Ga., after an extended illness. Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, at 11 a.m. at the Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Howard Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. Pallbearers are Josh Stephens, Daniel Moxley, Mike Hatcher, David Kent, Geoffrey Walton, Larry Bell, Terry Bell and Donnie Horton. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Riner and Deacons of Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. Mr. Stephens was a native of Emanuel County, a retired farmer a combat veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy and was a deacon of the Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Christine H. Stephens of Swainsboro, two daughters, Betty Johnson of Twin City, Ga.; and Patsy Kent of Garfield, Ga.; one son, J. Tyson Stephens of Swainsboro, one sister, Pearl Allmond of Hawkensville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church or Georgia Sheriffs Youth Home. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Hollis Jack Stephens of Swainsboro, Ga.
The Augusta Chronicle February 3, 2003